Cholera vaccine developed by University of Maryland wins FDA approval

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University System of Maryland to direct its endowment away from fossil fuels

The foundation that oversees the state university system's $1 billion endowment said Tuesday that it will stop investing directly in coal, oil and natural gas companies — a victory for a student-led movement to direct more of the portfolio toward clean energy.

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As bee population dwindles, Howard clamps down on harmful pesticide use in parks

The county's Department of Recreation and Parks will limit the use of neonicotinoids — a class of chemicals linked to the steep decline of bees and other pollinators — on county parkland, joining a rare crop of jurisdictions in the country that have adopted similar policies.

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Perdue plans to reform its chicken welfare policies

The short lives of chickens raised by Perdue Foods will improve under what animal-rights activists called unprecedented animal welfare reforms announced Monday by the Salisbury-based poultry producer.

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Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green

Earlier this month, NASA scientists provided a visualization of a startling climate change trend - the Earth is getting greener, as viewed from space, especially in its rapidly warming northern regions. And this is presumably occurring as more carbon dioxide in the air, along with warmer temperatures and longer growing seasons, makes plants very, very happy.

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Maryland watermen banned for life following rockfish poaching convictions

Two Eastern Shore watermen convicted last year of a large poaching scheme have received lifetime bans from the striped bass fishery by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

State officials said they were not aware of a lifetime ban being imposed in the striped bass fishery before this case.

Michael D. Hayden Jr. and William J.

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20 terrapins found dead in crab pot in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — More than a dozen terrapins have been found dead in a crab pot in Ocean City.

Twenty of the reptiles were discovered dead inside of the commercial pots last weekend, officials said.

Terrapins, which are land and water turtles, are the official state reptile of Maryland.

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